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Offline NatsAllThe Way

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man bonds on drugs was insane. i was a teenager when that was going on, crap is ridiculous

So is Zim on drugs!

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NL Player of the Week! 

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NL Player of the Week! 

:clap:    I ragged on him quite a bit.   I hope he's back.

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He can do more drugs than Jesse Hughes for all I care.  Not that I would ever condone such a thing so long as he doesn't get caught.

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So is Zim on drugs!

Even this Zim is not close to Bonds on steroids. That guy was a 12 win player.

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Zimm's extension is turning into a bargain.

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Even this Zim is not close to Bonds on steroids. That guy was a 12 win player.

Bonds played at this level for multiple years, Zimmm for just a month, but this month certainly ranks up with what Bonds did.

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I've tried to think of any time in Zim's career he's been this good over a multiple week period and the closest I can think of is his 30 game hit streak in 2009. He had a couple other 1.000+ OPS months in 2009 and 2010.

2009 Hit Streak: 30 games, 131 AB, 8 HR, .382/.427/.649
2017 So Far: 24 games, 88 AB, 11 HR, .420/.458/.886

This is his best power surge his entire career. I expect him to crash back to Earth soon but it has been a really fun few weeks watching him mash. A lot of fans who showed up at Nats Park for the first time over the half decade are we getting a taste of the one player who made Nats games worth watching back in the day.

Imagine if his shoulder never went and he was still at third winning gold gloves.

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I've tried to think of any time in Zim's career he's been this good over a multiple week period and the closest I can think of is his 30 game hit streak in 2009. He had a couple other 1.000+ OPS months in 2009 and 2010.

2009 Hit Streak: 30 games, 131 AB, 8 HR, .382/.427/.649
2017 So Far: 24 games, 88 AB, 11 HR, .420/.458/.886

This is his best power surge his entire career. I expect him to crash back to Earth soon but it has been a really fun few weeks watching him mash. A lot of fans who showed up at Nats Park for the first time over the half decade are we getting a taste of the one player who made Nats games worth watching back in the day.

Imagine if his shoulder never went and he was still at third winning gold gloves.

That was a good year for him. He was a 7 win player that year.  I'd take half that this year.

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Not being that sophisticated a data jock, but his LD - GB - FB ratio is different bigly.
http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=4220&position=3B
             LD       GB      FB
2015 - 16.6% 48.4% 35.0%
2016 - 16.7% 48.6% 34.7%
2017 - 23.9% 37.0% 39.1%

Last time he had a GB/FB < 1 was in 2009, which was his best SLG year and the only year he topped 30 HRs. His GB/FB has been about 1.4 the past 2 years, and between 1.3 and 1.5 every year from 2011 onward except 2014, when it was 1.23.  Slightly more hard contact than last year right now, but soft contact is about the same as its been the last 5 years.

No way he keeps HR/FB rate of 33%, but I'll take it while it lasts.

More or less, he may not be trying to do it, but a whole mess of balls he had been beating into the ground are now liners and flies.  He's hitting like it is 2009.


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Zimmerman named NL Player of the Month for the first time in his career.

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Zimmerman named NL Player of the Month for the first time in his career.

:gunz:

Now he just needs to get his walkoffs going.

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hell yeah.  way to go Zimm!

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Zimmerman named NL Player of the Month for the first time in his career.

:clap:

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Zimmerman named NL Player of the Month for the first time in his career.

Can't say I saw that coming when the season started. Good for him.

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Can't say I saw that coming when the season started. Good for him.

Seriously :lol:  way good for him though, hopefully he can keep it up somehow :pray:

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tim tebow has a .690 OPS in low-a

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Zimmerman named NL Player of the Month
Well, Ryan Church was once Player of the Month.

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tim tebow has a .690 OPS in low-a

how long until they move him to high-a, or does he go straight to Queens? :lol:

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Well, Ryan Church was once Player of the Month.

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Well, Ryan Church was once Player of the Month.

Murphy, Harper, Werth.     When did Church win it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball_Player_of_the_Month_Award

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Murphy, Harper, Werth.     When did Church win it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball_Player_of_the_Month_Award

You know what. maybe it was Rookie of the Month.  Anyway, May 2005.

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You know what. maybe it was Rookie of the Month.  Anyway, May 2005.

just checked.  t was rookie of the month in may 2005.

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just checked.  t was rookie of the month in may 2005.
Definitely the pinnacle of his career.  Early June he ran into a wall in Pittsburgh and was never the same.